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sabcNews24 reports that the SA Broadcasting Cooperation (SABC) announced on Thursday that it would be establishing two commissions of inquiry.  

One will focus on sexual harassment in the workplace and the other on political and management interference in news decisions.  Acting Group CEO Nomsa Philiso told reporters that the inquiries followed recommendations by a SABC ad hoc committee that editorial interference and unlawful conduct should be dealt with.  She said the inquiries would investigate the veracity of interference in the newsroom and probe "personal favours" in the workplace.  “Once you know about something, you have a responsibility to act on it.  We need to investigate the sex-for-jobs [claims]."  The news inquiry is expected to start on 1 June and end on 31 July.  Complaints relating to sexual assault will be receivable from 1 June to 15 June and the inquiry will sit from 18 June 31 July.

  • Read this report by Jeanette Chabalala in full at News24
  • Read too, SABC set to probe misconduct and editorial interference claims, at IOL News
  • And also, DA welcomes SABC commission of inquiry into sexual harassment, at EWN

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